Russ Pettit has 32 years of experience playing guitar. He performs throughout California in various bands and with numerous styles of music including: Top 40, All Styles Rock(Metal,Classic Rock,Grunge, 50`s, 60`s,Etc.) Blues, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Instrumental Fusion, World Jazz, Flamenco Fusion, and original Rock.
Russ studied music at Los Medanos College, Chabot College and continued his musical education by studying under Joe Satriani, Doug Doppler and Brian Pardo from The Jazz School in Berkeley, CA. During his 26 years of teaching guitar, Russ has worked with students as young as 5 years old through adults. Russ teaches all levels, individuals and group.
Russ' curriculum includes:
· Reading Notation
· Chords · Scales
· Ear Training
· Rhythm Guitar
· Lead Guitar
Russ teaches numerous styles including:
· All Styles of Rock
· Fusion (Instrumental)
. World Fusion
· Classical for Electric Guitar
· Finger Style
Due to Russ' extensive experience, he can quickly evaluate a student's musical strengths and weaknesses in order to develop an individualized program to assist students in meeting their musical goals. Russ' lessons are both differentiated and flexible to match students' learning styles, motivation levels and musical interests. Having students recognize their own progress is a key component to every lesson. It allows students to celebrate their successes, no matter how small, because learning an instrument is a lifelong journey. Russ has a self-published book called Heavy Metal Mechanics. It focuses on Metal rhythm guitar playing.
Russ Teaches In San Jose, California at Guitar Showcase Monday - Thursday and ABC Music in Castro Valley, California on Saturdays and weekdays from 11am-12pm. To sign up, just click the red button!